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Accomplishing Socioeconomic Goals May Build Confidence, Improve Health of Native American Families

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Health disparities research typically controls for socioeconomic status in analyses, but the We RISE study looks at changing those socioeconomic variables. The six-month intervention targets young Native American mothers willing to work toward an...
27-Sep-2016 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

New Winter Wheat Variety Offers High Yields, Disease Resistance

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High yields and an excellent disease resistance package—these are qualities producers can expect from Oahe, the new winter wheat cultivar released by the South Dakota Agricultural Experiment Station. From 2013 to 2015, Oahe ranked No. 1 in mean...
26-Sep-2016 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

New SERVIR Hub to Help Manage Natural Resources in West Africa

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The applied science team for the recently established SERVIR West Africa will develop tools to use NASA satellite-based Earth imaging data to monitor natural resources. The first priorities are critical regional issues, such as food security, water...
19-Sep-2016 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

New Virus Gets Official Name, Influenza D

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A new influenza virus that affects cattle has an official name. influenza D. The executive committee of the International Committee of Taxonomy of Virus approved a new genus, Orthomyxovirdae, with a single species, Influenza D virus, because of its...
1-Sep-2016 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Reducing cost of producing supercapacitors

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Using inexpensive biochar to coat electrodes and a new method to create the porous surface needed to capture electricity may reduce the cost of supercapacitors. Activating the biochar using plasma processing takes only five minutes with no external...
17-Aug-2016 5:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Individualizing Weight Management Program May Increase Success Rate

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Adapting a weight management program to the client’s personality may help improve success rates. This is one of the preliminary findings of a research study to identify factors that help and hinder clients enrolled in the Profile by Sanford weight...
4-Aug-2016 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Resistant Starch May Benefit People with Metabolic Syndrome

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The secret ingredient is in the flour, but its impact lies within the gut. Adding resistant starch to the diets of people with metabolic syndrome can improve bacteria in the gut, according to research from South Dakota State University. These...
30-Jun-2016 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Predicting Loaf Volume Without Baking the Bread

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When it comes to baking bread, the bigger the loaf, the better. But to determine the baking performance of wheat flour, food scientists had to bake a loaf of bread. That may not be necessary, thanks to a new mathematical model that uses specific...
17-Jun-2016 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Ramping Up Nutritional Levels of Oat Varieties

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Scientists and consumers recognize the cholesterol-lowering power of oats, but what few know is that most of the oats American milling companies use comes from Canada. To increase oats production in the Midwest, researchers are developing methods to...
15-Sep-2016 1:05 PM EDT

New Approach May Improve Health of Native American Families

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Setting and achieving goals related to income and education may improve the overall health of Native Americans--that’s the premise behind a new research project, We RISE—raising income, supporting education—targeting young mothers on the...
29-Aug-2016 12:05 PM EDT

Reconnecting Stream Habitat

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Jumping up a 2-foot waterfall is an impossible task for small fish like minnows and shiners. Such an obstacle can inhibit their ability to feed and spawn upstream. But state and federal wildlife agencies may soon be able to install fish ladders on...
24-May-2016 9:05 AM EDT

Protecting Soybean Roots

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Soybean roots are under attack from two culprits, a parasitic round worm called the soybean cyst nematode, feeds on the roots, and a fungal disease called sudden death syndrome, which inhibits root growth. Soybean fields affected by both feel the...
12-May-2016 1:05 PM EDT

Learning to Live with Fire, Necessity for Forest Communities

11-May-2016 1:05 PM EDT

Mother Nature Overshadows Impact of Anglers

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When it comes to reducing the number of walleye, anglers take a back seat to Mother Nature. That’s the one of the insights on harvest dynamics emerging from a research project to assess movement, mortality and the impact of anglers on walleye...
1-May-2016 12:05 PM EDT

Exercise to Keep MS Patients Active, Therapy May Help, Too

Resistance, stability and flexibility training can improve balance and other functional movements for people diagnosed with multiple sclerosis—and behavior therapy may further improve their quality of life. That’s the premise of a study that...
27-Apr-2016 1:00 PM EDT

Germany Adds Fuel to Turkey’s Assault on Freedom of Speech, Press

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22-Apr-2016 6:05 PM EDT

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